All Night Vigil 7th- 8th December

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to travel to Knock this December 7th to attend the annual All-Night Vigil of Atonement & Reparation.

The Vigil is now in its 46th year and celebrates and honours the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Organised by the director of the Eucharistic Apostolate of Atonement for Mercy, the Vigil is inspired by the spirituality of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.

Traditionally, upwards of 5,000 pilgrims have attended the All Night Vigil of Atonement at Knock Shrine.

The programme for the night begins on December 7th at 10pm with confessions until 12 midnight in the Reconciliation Chapel at Knock. The vigil commences at 12 midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour.

Concelebrated Mass at 4am on December 8th with main celebrant His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio with concelebrants Fr Brendan Walsh and Fr Lawrence CFR.

Music will be provided by Knock Shrine’s music director, Úna Nolan, and soloists James Kilbane.

For information on travelling to Knock Shrine for the All Night Vigil, contact the Knock office on (094) 9388100; Dublin offices at (01) 8733356; 087 2885551 (6pm-8pm) or (01) 8404247; or the Limerick office on (061) 419458.


The following coach companies will be providing return services to the All-Night Vigil:


McGrath Coaches
Glenamoy, Belmullet, Bangor Erris, Crossmolina, Ballina, Foxford, Kiltimagh
M:087 2313029
P: 097 87842



O’Connor Bus Hire (West Cork)
Operating a packaged trip which includes lunch on the way up and breakfast on the return journey home. Total cost €60 per person.
Contact: 023-8849196 or  087-6167835


McBrearty Bus & Taxi Service
Bridge St,
Co. Donegal
Contact: 074 9731056


Liston Travel
Co. Tipperary
M: 087 6015483
L: 062 47440
Please note that this service will also pick-up from the Limerick area – please phone to find out more or to enquire regarding a pick-up from your area.


Abbey Coaches
County Limerick 
T: 068 31232 
M: 087 3966399


Donnelly’s Coaches
Co Longford
M: 087 2487883
(Leaving from Carragh Church travelling through Granard, Edworthstown, Longford, Lanesborough)


Other coach companies planning to operate services to Knock for this event are encouraged to contact us on : (094) 93 75355 /